I use an OM2n. I chose this camera out of the sea of cheap Japanese SLRs precisely because with a 50mm lens, viewfinder magnification is exactly 1:1 so I can keep both my eyes open at moderate distances and aside from the fact that the focus can be hard to nail, it works pretty well...but only with the 50mm. I've never shot a Leica. Or even held one. Up until today, I still wanted one though. I thought that a rangefinder would be a superior camera for anything but macro and long lenses...or 99% of my shooting. People talk as if using a rangefinder allows you to be more aware of the world outside the frame, so I always assumed rangefinder viewfinders were like looking through a window with some framelines. But I was reading today that Leica (and most rangefinder) viewfinders are not actually 100% magnification. This totally burst my bubble since I felt this kind of composing freedom would be the total point of using a rangefinder, aside from easier low-light focus, compactness, and quietness. Now that I don't want a Leica on account of the viewfinders not actually being 1:1 like I always thought they were, what should I be looking for? I hear that the Canon P and Bessa R3m have 1:1 finders. Any others? I would most like to use a 35mm or 40mm, f/2 or faster lens, and I would like the camera to work without batteries. It MUST be easy to use fully manually. Really, the Leica M2 was my dream camera until I found out about the viewfinders not being 1:1 magnification. It really seems like a waste.